Media caption’Reckless driver’ clocked at 149mph on M6 toll
Video footage has been released of a “reckless” learner driver who travelled at over double the national speed limit as he tried to outrun police.
Thomas Allsopp’s Audi A8 was clocked hitting 149mph on the M6 Toll – and he later told police he only stopped because he had run out of petrol.
He only had a provisional driving licence and was uninsured, so he should not have been on the road at all.
The 24-year-old, from Leicestershire, was given a suspended sentence.
PC Jim Barry, who works with the Central Motorway Police Group, said his driving was “extremely reckless and dangerous”.
“At one stage he overtook a recovery truck on a blind bridge entering Minworth village,” he said.
“Allsopp showed no remorse and said he had no intention of stopping for officers – only stopping because he ran out of fuel – and agreed he didn’t give his three passengers any opportunity to exit his vehicle.”
West Midlands Police
Thomas Allsopp admitted dangerous driving and other motoring offences
Source:: BBC UK